Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6214 Underseas (#738c8c) color information

#738c8c is the hex color code that should not to be confused with "[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6214 Underseas" because they look the same at a quick glance. The color is categorized as "generic gray". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6214 Underseas (#738c8c), in designs, they may think of some of these attributes: being clean, sleek, sincere, the home, and something classic. Shades of "generic gray". typically aren't associated with food and restaurants.

#738c8c Breakdown

#738c8c is made up of (115, 140, 140) in RGB colorspace and (17.86, 0.00, 0.00, 45.10) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 7572620 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #669999. White should be used ontop of #738c8c to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #738c8c. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #738c8c luma #132.39
Websafe hex #669999 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(115, 140, 140) Adobe RGB (122.00, 138.00, 138.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(45%, 55%, 55%) Closest named color [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6214 Underseas
rgba rgba(115.0, 140.0, 140.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (48.99, -6.70, -2.35)
cmyk cmyk(17.86, 0.00, 0.00, 45.10) CIE-L*ab (56.09, -8.45, -2.89)
hsv hsv(180.02, 10.00, 50.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (56.09, 8.93, 198.88)
hsb hsb(180.02, 18.18, 55.00) CIE-L*uv (56.09, -12.54, -2.79)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6214 Underseas (#738c8c)

There are two colors that make up the Complimentary color scheme. Opposites of one another in the color spectrum, one color is referred to as the "base" #738c8c while the second is the "compliment" #8c7272.

The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

Split Compliments of #Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6214 Underseas (#738c8c)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #738c8c is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #8c7272.

The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

Triadic Colors of Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6214 Underseas (#738c8c)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these spaced evenly (120°) apart.

Use this color scheme carefully and spend time balancing where and when each color is used.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6214 Underseas (#738c8c)

The Tetradic color scheme is made up of four colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart.

To successfuly incorpoate Tetradic colors in your designs, you'll need to plan carefully.

Analagous Colors of Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6214 Underseas (#738c8c)

The Analagous color scheme is made up of three colors. The three colors sit next to one another on the color wheel. The palette is made in similar fashion to how the Split Complimentary palette is made. However, the two secondary colors are adjacent to the base, not the compliment.

This color scheme typically doesn't produce tension as all three colors tend to be either warm or cold.

Lighter variations of #738c8c

Lighter shades of #738c8c can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Darker variations of #738c8c

Darker shades of #738c8c can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6214 Underseas (#738c8c)'s Tones

Tones of #738c8c can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6214 Underseas (#738c8c) Gradients

A color gradient may also be known as color progression or a color ramp. A gradient is the gradual transition of one color into another. This section showcases gradients featuring #738c8c as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#738c8c → #8c7272
#738c8c → #9daeae
#738c8c → #ffffff
#738c8c → #727f8c
#738c8c → #455454
#738c8c → #728c7f

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6214 Underseas (#738c8c) in different environments

Seeing #738c8c on a computer or phone screen is much different than how it may appear in the real world. Shown here are 20 different environment types and how #738c8c could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#738c8c popular variants and Interior/Exterior House Paints

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated.

#738c8cmight be precisely the color you're looking for. But, the colors below are a close match. What's better is that they're named colors, meaning chances are there's more information about them. If you feel like taking a slight deviation in hue, click a color below to learn about why it's so unique.

#738c8c popular opposites

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#738c8c. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#738c8c in coding

Here you can easily copy-and-paste formatted color code for use with your favorite programming/markup languages like HTML/CSS, Java, Objective-C, and GameMaker Language.

Language Syntax
HTML, CSS #738c8c
Java new Color(115, 140, 140);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 115, 140, 140);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:115 green:140 blue:140 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(115f, 140f, 140f);
Swift UIColor(red:115, green:140, blue:140, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $8c8c73
Python Color('#738c8c')

Base Conversions of hex color #738c8c

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #738c8c. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 7572620 while the individual RGB conversions are: 115, 140, 140.

Red Green Blue
Binary 01110011 10001100 10001100
Hex 73 8c 8c
Octal 163 214 214
Decimal 115 140 140

Icons incorporating the color #738c8c

If you're considering using #738c8c in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #738c8c on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #738c8c colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below. Accessibility is an important aspect of (web) design that is many a developer's afterthought.

To learn more about accessible colors, read Google's article covering best practices and principals.

This text is hex color #738c8c on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #738c8c on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #738c8c background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #738c8c background.
This text is hex color #738c8c on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #738c8c on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #738c8c and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #738c8c and white (#ffffff) background.